Simon Warner teaches popular music at the University of Leeds in the UK. A former rock journalist – he was a reviewer with the Guardian from 1992-95 – he is also Director of PopuLUs, the university’s Centre for the Study of the World’s Popular Musics. His publications include Rockspeak: The Language of Rock and Pop (Blandford, 1996) and a chapter in Remembering Woodstock (Ashgate, 2004). He blogs on issues relating to literature and music, see Words of Warner on simonwarner.wordpress.com

Simon is contributing author and editor of  Howl for Now.